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Transcript 11237

NEW AUSTRALIAN CRICKET CAPTAIN

Photo of Howard, John

Howard, John

Period of Service: 11/03/1996 to 03/12/2007

More information about Howard, John on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 12/02/1999

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 11237

I congratulate Steve Waugh on his appointment as Australia's

new cricket captain. It is an excellent choice.

Steve Waugh has made a remarkable contribution to Australian cricket

over a long period. His batting performance has been quite outstanding.

He has worked loyally and studiously with two previous Australian

captains, Allan Border and Mark Taylor. I am sure that he will lead

the Australian test team with great distinction in the West Indies

and in subsequent test series.

I also congratulate Shane Warne on his appointment as Vice Captain.

All Australians will wish the One Day team well in their encounter

with England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne tonight.

12 February 1999

Transcript 11237